FORGE is a social development NGO founded in June 1987. It is duly registered as a non-stock, non-profit organization with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 4, 1989, and is accredited with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the local government units in Cebu.
For 30 years, FORGE has organized various groups-urban poor wanting in basic services; trisikad drivers demanding for a continued operation at the ports, and prostituted women and children trying to break the cycle of violence in their lives. For three decades, FORGE has gained the reputation as a staunch advocate for the urban poor and human rights.More on FORGE's story
The Community Organizing Division (COD) primarily works with the urban poor---men, women, and children. The COD is working with communities struggling for the absence of security of land tenure, the lack of basic social services and livelihood opportunities, and exclusion of the poor from governance and other development processes. COD implementing projects like Building Disaster Resilient Communities in Metro Cebu (BDRC-MC) Project, funded by Misereor-Germany; Sustaining Community Organizing for People’s Empowerment (SCOPE) Project, funded by Christian Aid-UK, and has also inked a partnership with Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) for its Building Disability Inclusive Disaster Resilient Urban Communities Project in partnership with Disabled Peoples Organizations.
Through the support of Christian Aid-UK, Misereor-Germany and Arbeiter Samariter Bund (ASB)- Germany, the Community Division focused its work on building capacity and critical-consciousness of FORGE’s partners at the leadership and mass membership level and to enable them to successfully engage in local governance. The Community Organizing Division is geared towards intensifying its work with individuals, families and people’s organizations for empowerment, claim-making and policy-influencing.Read more
The Social Outreach Division’s work centers on the rescue of commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and focus on their psycho-emotional healing and the rebuilding of their dreams. Based on FORGE’s 30 years of experience in this field of outreach work, the organization recognizes the existence of cycle of violence and abuse. Thus, the strategy is to empower the child and his/her family in order to break the cycle of violence and exploitation. The Division conducts massive anti-trafficking and child protection campaigns and community/sectoral mobilizations, runs two activity centers and two temporary shelters separate for girls and boys, conducts street education, facilitates scholarship program, undertakes outreach work in identified CSEC hang-outs and reach out to priority families through home visits and counseling to ready them for the eventual reintegration of rescued children.Read more
As part of FORGE’s conviction in uplifting the lives of commercially, sexually exploited children (CSEC) in its RESCUE Project, SUPPORT-A-DREAM Program is the approach that will bring these children back to formal education.
At present, FORGE is sending 200 CSEC children to school but aims to send 10 percent of the 2000 beneficiaries of RESCUE Project. This goal will not be made possible without your help.Read more
|Project Name||Project Term||Funding Parties||Areas Covered|
|Anti-Child Trafficking Initiatives in the Transport and Tourism Sectors in Central Visayas (FORGE-ACTIV Project)||September 16, 2014 – September 15, 2015||Caritas-Switzerland||Central Visayas Region|
|Sustaining, Intensifying and Expanding Community Efforts Towards Resilient Livelihood- (SINCERE Project)||January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2014||Christian Aid||Metro Cebu|
|Building Disaster Resilient Communities in Metro Cebu (BDRC-MC Project)||June 2014 – May 2017||Misereor-Germany||Mandaue and Talisay City|
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors, Inc.
9B Christopher Street, Doña Maria Village 1
Punta Princesa, Cebu City 6000
+63 32 239-8947
+63 32 345-4029